Millions of folk around the world satisfy their need for spiritual enlightenment by tuning in to their favorite television preacher. Although there are a few men of God who fervently seek to proclaim the undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ over the airways, more than likely, one will have their ears tickled by a self serving entertainer with a watered down social gospel of “I feel good and you should too! ” In reading a recent posting by Darrell Creswell, (http://darrellcreswell.wordpress.com) I was astonished at the amount of wealth that some of these purveyors of spirituality have accumulated over the years from their unsuspecting viewers. Perhaps the most disturbing fact for me is that many, many many of these blinded followers are Senior Saints who are oblivious to the underlying purpose of these so-called Gospel ministries. A couple of dollars from the millions of geriatric viewers soon mounts up to some might fancy steaks on the dinner plate. All the while these pension-pinchin Senior Saints are indulging in soup, cereal and sandwiches. Well, the old proverb that a picture sends a thousand words is most certainly true; so lets take a look at the lifestyle of some of the more prominent ‘Gospel” entertainers.
Now let us take a look at where Jesus laid down his hear to rest: Quite a contrast to the multi-million dollar homes of these charlatans of the social gospel
And if this does not mess with your mind then lets take a look at the method of transportation
It is needful that Christians adhere to the scriptural principle of providing for their Pastor, giving him a double portion even. So many Godly men depend upon the Lord to provide and rightly so, however, God uses his people through tithes and offerings to support the man who has given his life to preaching the Gospel. Scripture admonishes us not to store up for ourselves treasures on earth, but to instead store up for ourselves treasures in heaven. The preaching of the Gospel to fill ones own pockets is a sin; an abomination and a disgrace to everything that Jesus died for on Calvary. Ministers of the Word should not be greedy of money nor use the gospel shamelessly to make money
These viscous wolves in the sheep’s clothing of a fundamental gospel preacher are twisting scripture so as to seduce people into supporting their ‘ministries’; into following them and not Jesus. Their charismatic presentation seduces unsuspecting viewers to open their thin wallets and send a ‘dollar or two’ to ‘further the “gospel”. O foolish generation, how carelessly are we taken away into captivity by these entrepeneurs of wealth through the exploiting of the Truth.